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CERTIFICATES in Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Hospitality & Tourism Management certificates offered at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) are varied and cover multiple segments of the industry. Further, the certificates are offered at multiple levels, in multiple styles, and across multiple formats to accommodate most every attendee. Some certificates (or portions therein) are also available in an online/eLearning format.

Please see below and if you have any questions, reach out to Dr. Peter Ricci, Director, at hospitality@fau.edu or 561-297-3666.

 

Undergraduate-Level Comprehensive Certificates

These certificates are offered in a multi-course format. The courses are held at the undergraduate level and are open to those with or without any formal education at the college level. They are open to anyone regardless of level of hospitality industry experience – from zero experience to fully seasoned professional. In other words, they are open and accessible to anyone desiring to learn and grow!

Each certificate requires 5 courses – each course is a full semester in duration. Enrollees may take 1-5 courses per semester at his or her discretion. Course tuition is either “in state” or “out of state” depending on the classification of the applicant. To view FAU’s current tuition rates, please visit: http://www.fau.edu/graduate/resources/tuition.php

Those who desire to enroll must follow the Non-Degree Seeking Student page to register and obtain a Z Number. A Z Number is the individual number assigned by FAU to identify an active student. Once the applicant registers as a Non-Degree Seeking Student and has his or her Z Number, he or she may then reach out to Dr. Ricci for registration permission at the start of the semester for intended enrollment. They may contact him at hospitality@fau.edu or 561-297-3666. To visit the Non-Degree Seeking Student page to register, please visit: http://www.fau.edu/registrar/registration/non-degree.php

And, if you have any questions along the process toward registration, please reach out to Dr. Ricci.

For existing Hospitality & Tourism MAJORS and MINORS, you may also pursue certificates. In order to obtain one or more of the certificates below, you must complete the necessary coursework for your major or minor PLUS the required courses for your certificate. If the courses apply to both your major/minor AND the certificate, they can be “double counted” to save you time. Please click on links below for further information. If you have questions, contact Dr. Peter Ricci at hospitality@fau.edu or 561-297-3666.

Available Undergraduate In-Depth Certificates Include:

Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Certificate in Meetings & Events Management

Certificate in Club Management

 

Executive Education Certificates

For those who are time pressed, FAU is proud to offer executive style certificates in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Meetings & Events Management. These certificates are open to all individuals with any level of experience from “never have worked in hospitality” to “seasoned industry professional” and any level of education from less than high school to doctoral degree.

These certificates are offered on Saturdays only and are shorter in duration than the full semester certificates. These appeal to those who may be career transition, individuals with degrees in other areas interested to explore the hospitality industry, possibly someone who studied hospitality or events a long time ago and desires some current information, or an interested potential employee of the industry who simply wishes to explore aspects of the world’s largest service industry to be better-prepared as an applicant.

These certificates are “all inclusive” and are concierge style with parking decal, textbook/reading materials, and lunch provided during each session. The certificate sessions take place over multiple Saturdays.

The Executive Education certificates have some of the highest ratings of all offerings at Florida Atlantic University. To see sample feedback of attendees from 2016, please click here

Please see links below and if you have any questions, contact Dr. Peter Ricci at hospitality@fau.edu or 561-297-3666.

Available Executive Education Certificates Include:

Executive Education Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Program Description for Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Executive Education Certificate in Meetings & Events Management

 

Graduate-Level Comprehensive Certificates

For those with an undergraduate college degree, FAU is proud to offer a certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management at the graduate level. Attendees may possess an undergraduate or graduate degree in any discipline.

The graduate certificate is ideal for someone who is career transition into hospitality & tourism, desires advanced knowledge beyond the bachelor’s to help advance his or her career, may serve as a “stepping stone” for those considering doing a full master’s degree program at a later date, is also perfect for someone who has found himself or herself working in the hospitality industry but lacking hospitality, tourism, or culinary studies. And, of course, it is a pathway for those who wish to teach hospitality, tourism, or culinary at the college level* in the future either as a full-time academia or part-time/adjunct instructor.

Students in this program may be full time students in any other master- or doctoral-level program at FAU or may be Non-Degree Seeking participants from the community. For those who wish to register from the community as Non-Degree Seeking Students, please visit http://www.fau.edu/registrar/registration/non-degree.php to register and receive a Z Number (FAU’s identification number for students). Once in possession of a Z Number, students will be able to go through the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Peter Ricci at hospitality@fau.edu or 561-297-3666.

* For those who desire to teach at the college level in hospitality, tourism, culinary or related, many accrediting bodies require a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the field/discipline that one will be teaching. As such, the Graduate Certificate will provide 12 of those credit hours. These students can then pursue an additional 6 credit hours via Directed Independent Study. Contact Dr. Ricci at the above email or phone with any specific questions.

Available Graduate-Level Comprehensive Certificate Information:

Graduate Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management

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